When one thinks of receiving medical attention, they don’t think of iPads. The saying “technology is the wave of the future” is true, though, and mobile technology is beginning to work into how doctors diagnose illnesses and talk to their patients.
(...) "Hospitals across the country have embraced iPads to help create a more efficient workflow for practitioners, and health care organizations now are beginning to integrate EMR with mobile devices so doctors can pull up e-scripts, lab and X-ray results at the patient’s bedside instead of collecting them from physical departments.
“Showing patients their chest X-rays in real time and their lab results on the iPad, and I think engaging the patient more in their health care and making them more educated about their own problems, has been a big component of the study,” Nuss said.
The other major part of the study is how the technology of the iPad helps medical professionals deliver a higher quality of care.
“There are questions all day long. Patients come in, and doctors ask if they should stop one treatment and start another or if they should order a set of tests or not, which blood test should a person be worked up with,” Nuss explained.
An example is someone comes to the hospital and doctors find something in his or her bloodstream during tests. To know the best way to treat it, a doctor can look up the latest treatment options available through a medical resource, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or another evidence-based site, and determine the proper approach to treat the patient while standing bedside.
“That in the moment, clinical decision making support and being able to look it up quickly is important,” Nuss said." (...)
CE: Shallow coverage of a relevant issue; comes out as free publicity for Apple, sadly.
Via PEAS Healthcare, Giuseppe Fattori